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in teenagers or young adults. >> reporter: when carolyn counsels young people with cancer, she speaks from experience. ten years ago, she complained of back pain. doctors said it was from her back pack but she had non-hodgkins lymphoma on her spine. >> they hit you with so many drugs and chemo therapy you can't help by feel lifeless. >> reporter: young adults ages 15 to 29 account for more cancers than paediatric cancers and their mortality rates have not improved. >> our peers are suffering because there's not been medical advances that have trickled down to our age group. >> reporter: matthew founded an organization called stupid cancer. >> young adults get hodgkins, they get sarcomas, not detectible cancers. you can't go to the doctor and say screen me for hodgkins because there's no such test. >> reporter: survivorship at a young age can mean a lifetime of complications. zachery suffered a stroke last year. >> what's your journey been? >> i found out that the system is broken. that when the doctor says you're cured, go home, that's not the end of the story. you have the res
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